Latest Men's boxing News

Canelo-GGG underwhelms, but boxing has more punches to throw

Sep. 18, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — If you know a lifelong boxing fan, chances are you know somebody with rosy retrospection. That's the term for the psychological phenomenon that leads people to believe the past was much better than the present. Rosy retrospection inflicts many people...

Before Álvarez-Golovkin III, remember boxing's top trilogies

Sep. 16, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

Canelo Álvarez’s rivalry with Gennady Golovkin reaches the ultimate standard of modern boxing excellence this weekend when these vaunted fighters complete a trilogy. From Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier to Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, most of the great rivals in the...

Andy Ruiz faces Luis Ortiz on road back to heavyweight title

Sep. 03, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Ruiz had one transcendent night in the ring three years ago, and he insists he's determined to have more. His showdown with Luis Ortiz on Sunday night would be a good time to do something impressive. It also might be Ruiz's last, best chance to get back on...

Earnie Shavers, one of boxing's hardest punchers, dies at 78

Sep. 02, 2022 19:33 PM EDT

Earnie Shavers, whose thunderous punches stopped 68 fighters and earned him heavyweight title fights with Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, has died. He was 78. Former British boxer and close friend Kenny Rainford told The Associated Press in a telephone call from Liverpool, England,...

Mickey Mantle card breaks record, as sports memorabilia soar

Aug. 28, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years. The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record...

Road to undisputed: Usyk, Fury want heavyweight title fight

Aug. 21, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The road to becoming the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since 2000 is clear once again. Oleksandr Usyk has the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts. Tyson Fury, for the time being at least, has the WBC title. And they both want to fight each other. ...

Usyk fighting for Ukraine, Joshua for future in rematch

Aug. 18, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

Dressed in traditional Cossack clothing, Oleksandr Usyk followed up his face-off with Anthony Joshua by performing a Ukrainian resistance song on stage. Clapping his hands rhythmically, Usyk — with a horseshoe mustache and those steely eyes of his — broke into “Oi u luzi...

Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

Jul. 31, 2022 21:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bill Russell redefined how basketball is played, and then he changed the way sports are viewed in a racially divided country. The most prolific winner in NBA history, Russell marched with Martin Luther King Jr., stood with Muhammad Ali and received the Presidential...

Muhammad Ali's 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt sells for $6.1M

Jul. 24, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Muhammad Ali’s championship belt from his 1974 “Rumble in the Jungle” heavyweight title fight was sold at auction on Sunday for $6.18 million. The winner of the heated competition for the belt was Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, according to Heritage...